Seven Ways to Celebrate Audiobook Month During June

I hope you have already discovered the joys of listening to audiobooks.  If you haven’t, June is the perfect month to discover a whole new way to read–since June is Audiobook Month.  Here are seven ways to celebrate this month: 1.  Download free audiobooks via SYNC. SYNC is a program that lasts all summer long […]

Boost Reading Skills with Playaway® Bookpacks

The library has added a unique item to our collection–Playaway®  Bookpacks. What are they? You may be familiar with Playaway® audiobooks, small portable players with a recording of a single book on them.  Playaway® bookpacks combine a Playaway®  player with a print copy of the same book that is recorded on the player.  The player allows the listener to listen […]

Topekans share their Beatles memories…

“I thought it was going to be a novelty act” “We begged our landlady to let us come to her apartment and watch them on her TV” “Everyone said Paul was the cute one, but when I saw George Harrison through the binoculars …”. These are quotations from some area residents who were sharing their […]

Tax season is here!

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes–Benjamin Franklin The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library receives and distributes Federal and State tax forms and instruction booklets.  We are also a host site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program which will begin Saturday, February 1st Read more […]

Ornaments Bring Special Memories to Collectors

A holiday ornament can be more than a pretty bauble to hang–it can be a treasured part of a collection that may not be worth much but  that brings to mind priceless memories.  When asked “are there holiday ornaments that you have collected that are of worth to you?” here is how some people responded: […]